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Caring for Rolly Pollies (Pill Bugs)

Rolly pollies, also known as pill bugs, aren't insects. They are more alike to the living things such as shrimp, crabs, and lobsters. The pill bugs have exoskeletons and a hard shell.


They need a moist environment, so put a few drops of water in. Put in some rocks or dirt to let the roly pollies hide in. They like to eat lettuce, squash, carrots, apples, cardboard, paper, or a bit of chips. When you are feeding pillbugs don't overfeed them or if you do, the result is dead pollies. If you don't know what to put your rolly pollies in for a home, I will recommend a plastic container with holes poked through. You will have to put in some dirt then put some grass. That will satisfy the pillbugs as they roam around.

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September 24, 20160 found this helpful

Caring for rolly Pollies

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April 14, 20170 found this helpful

I should of had read this. I over fed mine. The next morning... 

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April 28, 20170 found this helpful

Thank you

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March 11, 20170 found this helpful

Great advice! Me and my friend Taryn are going to make a little bug army with Roly Pollies, caterpillers, ladybugs, etc. Thanks so much! Give us a good luck for our army X3

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April 18, 20172 found this helpful

I have a giant flower pot with high sides. Created a mini eco-system. Introduced about 4 pillbugs now have hundreds after generations of babies and have spread them through other pots in the house as they seem to eat house plant fly eggs! Yay! I added live moss. Fish tank decor. Live plants and shells that would work for hermit crabs. The pill bugs especially love a fake grass covered pvc tube that I got at pet store. I mist pots with water daily making sure to mist moss well and sides of pots so there are droplets. It's so fun to watch all the babies scurry out to drink!

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June 20, 20170 found this helpful

I thought that mine were all dead until I saw pepper (my favorite pill bug) come out with 7 babies! I love them so much

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